A greater focus on the role of microbiology in agriculture combined with new technologies can help mitigate potential food shortages associated with world population increases according to a new report from the American Academy of Microbiology.
A recent University of Auckland study has measured the reactions to different degrees of humanlike features on a robot's display screen.
New Chandra images of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), which is located about 26,000 light-years from Earth, indicate that less than 1 percent of the gas initially within Sgr A*'s gravitational grasp ever reaches the point of no return, also called the event horizon.
This light-year-long knot of interstellar gas and dust resembles a caterpillar on its way to a feast. But the meat of the story is not only what this cosmic caterpillar eats for lunch, but also what's eating it. Harsh winds from extremely bright stars are blasting ultraviolet radiation at this "wann...
A very promising way to improve the implant materials and to ensure the required properties lies in nanotechnology. Applying the severe plastic deformation to metals, one can obtain new materials with very small grains (so-called ultrafine grained metals), which have also superior properties.
A new view of the Orion A star-formation cloud from ESA’s Herschel space observatory shows the turbulent region of space that hugs the famous Orion Nebula.
An ESA project is applying an ultra-detailed computer model of the human skeleton and musculature to test techniques to protect astronauts against the gradual wasting effects of weightlessness.
By analysing MRI images of the brain with a special mathematical model, it is possible to reconstruct thoughts more accurately than ever before. In this way, researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen have succeeded in determining from brain-scans which letter a test subject was looking at.
The largest 3-D printed rocket engine component NASA ever has tested blazed to life Aug. 22 during an engine firing that generated a record 20,000 pounds of thrust.
Why money is essential for the functioning of modern society: An international group of researchers from Switzerland, Italy and the U.S. have shown through an experiment how money helps modern societies prosper by fostering cooperation among strangers.
The utilisation rates of future fusion power plants could be significantly improved by joint planning of the reactor structure and remote maintenance system, according to research results of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
A new method for polarizing nuclear spins in extremely small samples, important for MRI imaging, has been demonstrated by physicists at the University of Basel, Switzerland, in collaboration with Dutch researchers. By Monitoring and controlling spin fluctuations, the method may provide a route for e...